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By | 2017-10-31T06:47:10-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“I think gay people are profoundly people of faith in the sense that when we come out, that is a leap of faith. Huge. We’re risking so much, but we have the faith that in the face of enormous discrimination and homophobia, it will be better. You know, we have faith in justice. We have faith in the system of democracy. We have faith that by doing this, it is healthy for the nation.”
– Comedian Kate Clinton as quoted in the June 2005 issue of Curve magazine.

“When liberals take on conservative Christians, it tends to be with insults – by deriding them as jihadists and fleeing the field. That’s a mistake. It’s entirely possible to honor Christian conservatives for their first-rate humanitarian work treating the sick in Africa or fighting sex trafficking in Asia, and still do battle with them over issues like gay rights.”
– Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof in the May 15, 2005 New York Times.

“This new assault on the integrity of our constitutional design is fueled by a small group claiming special knowledge of God’s will in American politics and charging those of us who disagree with their point of view with waging war against ‘people of faith.’ … This aggressive new strain of right-wing zealotry is actually a throw-back to the intolerance that led to the creation of America in the first place.”
– Al Gore in a speech for MoveOn PAC, April 27, 2005.

“In my lifetime I want to be able to have a society that recognizes and honors the dignity and the humanity of queer people. That will never be a fight we can undertake on a timetable that is convenient to our enemies.”
{BOLD – Kate Kendall, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, as quoted in the June 2005 issue of Out magazine.
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“Who are they? I mean the people obsessed with control, using the government to threaten and intimidate. I mean the people who are hollowing out middle-class security even as they enlist the sons and daughters of the working class in a war to make sure Ahmed Chalabi winds up controlling Iraq’s oil. I mean the people who turn faith-based initiatives into a slush fund and who encourage the pious to look heavenward and pray so as not to see the long arm of privilege and power picking their pockets. I mean the people who squelch free speech in an effort to obliterate dissent and consolidate their orthodoxy into the official view of reality from which any deviation becomes unpatriotic heresy. That’s who I mean. And if that’s editorializing, so be it. A free press is one where it’s okay to state the conclusion you’re led to by the evidence.”
– Former PBS TV show host Bill Moyers on the radical right-wingers who attack him for what they perceive as his liberal bias during an address to the National Conference on Media Reform in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 15, 2005.

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